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The wind blowing hard at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The decision wasn’t taken lightly, but it had to be done. As Storm Ali continued to batter Screggan in Co Offaly on Wednesday morning, the organiser(...)

Competitors ploughing fields at last year’s championship in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The three-day National Ploughing Championships begin today in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Food fairs, motor shows, fashion shows and sheep dog tr(...)

Bosco meets Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman in Dublin’s Smithfield for the 2016 Laya City Spectacular. This year’s event takes place from July 7th-9th (Dublin), 15th-16th (Cork). Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

JANUARY Out to Lunch January 6th-29th Take a trip to Belfast for a mind-expanding programme that includes music from James Vincent McMorrow, a live(...)

Edward Allen and Les Hanbridge from Wicklow, compete in the Special Horse Class on the last day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

As you drive into Screggan for the 85th National Ploughing Championships, the promotional blimps in the blue sky look like something from a science fi(...)